Feb. 8, 2020

Healing is Your Responsibility - Stacy-Ann Buchanan, Bj Fletcher - Episode 37

In this week’s episode of The One Last Thought Podcast, we are joined by Stacy-Ann Buchanan and Bj Fletcher. Unbeknownst to them, they were both sharing thoughts about healing oneself, and how important it is to take the time to do the hard work that is involved in healing, but to also remember that time, if squandered, can simply leave you behind.

Guests: Stacy-Ann Buchanan, Bj Fletcher.

 

In this week’s episode of The One Last Thought Podcast, we are joined by Stacy-Ann Buchanan, and Bj Fletcher. Unbeknownst to them, they were both sharing thoughts about healing oneself, and how important it is to take the time to do the hard work that is involved in healing, but to also remember that time, if squandered, can simply leave you behind.

 

Guest bios: 

 

Stacy-Ann Buchanan is a mother, actress, producer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a passionate mental health advocate working tirelessly to remove the stigma associated with mental illness. Her impact, entrepreneurial work ethic and achievements within the last six years has led her to being listed as one of the 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada, one of the 150 Black Women Making Canada Better, one of the 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health and one of the 30 women (internationally) to make the Highly Fabulous Women's Power List for 2018 and awarded the Young Fem Leader award and the Entrepreneur of the year award. Stacy-Ann made Canadian history when her award-winning documentary, The Blind Stigma debuted as the first documentary produced in Canada that takes a look at how mental health is perceived in the Black Community. Her most recent accolades includes accomplishing her first TEDx Talk and being recognized for her Entrepreneurial Spirit and an Inspiration of Change at the 2019 International Women's Day award ceremony held at the Jamaican Canadian Centre. Adding to her credentials is her role as co-donor of The Buchanan Scholarship - awarded annually to a student entering their first year of post-secondary education in the Liberal Arts or the Fine Arts program and is based on a demonstrated financial need and having an excellent academic record. Ms. Buchanan boldly shares her intricately, powerful journey towards her success with her modus operands; “Make your passion your Paycheck” and "Turn Your Pain into Power"...which she is certainly a living example of.

 

Bj Fletcher is a Spiritual Social Scientist, researcher, speaker and minister.

 

Connect with our guests:

 

Stacy-Ann Buchanan:

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyannbuchanan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stacynbuchanan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stacyann.buchanan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stacyannbuchanan/?hl=en

Website: http://stacyannbuchanan.com/index.html

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/StacyAnnBuchanan

 

Bj Fletcher:

 

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/drbjfletcher

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1bjfletcher

Email: mailto:drbjfletcher@gmail.com

 

Guest Giveaways / Promotions:

 

Stacy-Ann Buchanan:

 

Please check out Stacy-Ann’s documentary / film: The Blind Stigma 

Instagram: @theblindstigma

Www.theblindstigma.com



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Transcript

Time is a funny thing. It can heal you or it can leave your ass behind.

The pain you're going through right now may not be your fault, but the healing is 100% your responsibility.

This is a very true statement and it applies to almost every situation you could think of. Sometimes when we heal we have scars, but we all need to take the time to heal because if you don't take the time to heal, it's going to be constantly re-injury. You're never going to be as whole as you can be to perform, so you got to take that time to heal when it's time to heal and trust me, if you take the time, you will heal.

Never get so comfortable in pain that you forget happiness is still an option.

Whatever the situation may be. If you got to heal from you got some kind of injury to your ego, to your body, to your confidence, whatever that may be, within time, those things will heal. Time will heal you. That's what time does.

Healing doesn't mean that the damage was never done. It means you no longer allow it to control your life.

Take the time to do what you need to do to rebuild yourself.

Healing is not easy. I can tell you that first hand, it's not a solo trip to a beautiful beach and posting pictures of your toes in the sand, sipping on a cold drink and hashtagging "best life". No healing is mucky. It's dirty, it's painful, it requires isolation and it hurts.

But the other part of it is time will leave your ass behind. If you're out here and you're squandering your time, you're wasting your time. You're going to look up and time's going to pass and you're going to be behind all those friends that you were in line with.

It is the most liberating, freeing and rewarding thing you could ever do for your soul. Once you've also mastered in self-appreciation, self-love, and self-forgiveness.

And if you don't take the time to develop yourself to work on yourself and focus that time and attention in a certain place then time will leave you behind. You'd be left behind, you'd be at the back of the line wondering what happened to you. But it all comes down to time, you know, take the time that you need to heal yourself, but also you need to take time and invest in yourself so when it comes time for those grades, time for that paycheck time for that retirement, any of those things, when the time comes you're going to find yourself left behind.

so please keep on healing yourself. It looks great on you.